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. >> president obama uses his state of the union to urge congress to tackle gun-control. he will speak to kathy, and, in chicago professor and organizer organized a petition of hadiya pendleton. we will also speak to obama's climate change policies. >> i can announce over the next year another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue. by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> while obama says the war will be over next year, the pentagon says the troops will remain until the 2024. we will speak to activist kathy kelly. and we will speak to aura bogado about what he did not say about immigration. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama gave further details on his second term agenda tuesday night with the annual state of the union address. on the environment, obama called on lawmakers to take action against global warming with a number of victims of gun violence in attendance, obama also urged congress to vote on new gun control measures, including background checks and ba
, the obama administration claims it has legal authority to assassinate u.s. citizens overseas even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the u.s. we will speak with jameel jaffer from the aclu. the obama administration is claiming the legal authority to indefinitely detain americans without charge or trial. >> the way in which our fundamental rights, our bill of rights, our constitution freedoms have been abridged by the last 10 years and more as president obama is unhappily following in that tradition. >> we will speak with whistleblower daniel ellsberg who is in new york this week to attend an appeal in his lawsuit against the ndaa. we will speak with computer security researcher jacob appelbaum who lost a federal appeals court ruling that the government could subpoena his twitter and e-mail information without a warrant as part of its probe into wikileaks. the boy scouts of america prepared to vote on whether to lift its ban on gay members. >> the question always comes down to, can case raise quick -- raise kids? most people really d
the white house calling on president obama to reject the keystone xl tar sands pipeline. we will speak with michael brune and actress daryl hannah, both arrested on wednesday. then to rain, were a teenager has been shot dead by security forces as protesters mark the second anniversary of their pro- democracy uprising. finally, 1 billion rising. >> i just want you to imagine today that when you dance, when you put your bodies on the ground, your feet -- you move your body and soul, that we are literally dancing up the will of the world to end violence against women and girls. >> we will go to congo to speak with eve ensler, founder of 1 billion rising and v day. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in rain, a teenage boy has been killed by security forces during protests marking the second anniversary of the country's pro-democracy uprising. opposition activists said the boy died from shotgun wounds. at least 87 people have died at the hands of security forces in the gulf nation since 2011. despite the cra
and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has agreed to show two congressional panels the stated legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas. on thursday, the white house directed the justice department to release a controversial 2010 memo to the house and senate intelligence committees. the memo details the administration's legal justification for targeting the american-born cleric anwar al awlaki, who ultimately died in u.s. drone strike in yemen. the memo's release follows growing calls from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for access to the administration's guidelines for drone strikes and other attacks targeting u.s. citizens overseas. a bipartisan senate letter demanding the memos earlier this week had accused the white house of "practicing secret law." it also follows this week's leaking of a white memo that allows for the killing of americans through an expansive definition of what constitutes an imminent threat. at a news conference in washington, attorney general eric holder was asked what he is releasing the drone memos publicly after disclo
to elect a new pope will be held by the end of march. president obama reportedly is preparing to announce new reductions to the country's arsenal of nuclear weapons. in his state of the union address tuesday night, obama is expected to announce plans to cut the number of deployed warheads to just over 1000. one-third reduction from the current number of around 1700. a former l.a. police officer accused of killing three people after posting a revenge and a faster online remains on the loose in california. on friday, the lapd announced it would reopen a probe into the incident that caused the former officer, christopher dorner, to lose his job. dorner was fired in 2008 for making false statements after he complained his training officer had kicked a mentally ill suspect during an arrest. in a statement announcing the new investigation, the lapd to said it would be reexamined. at a news conference, commander smith said the police department is not seeking to appease dorner, but encouraging transparency. >> we're not opening it up because of the accusations or the musings of someone who is a
. >> protesters repeatedly disrupt the confirmation hearing of obama's nominee for cia director john brennan over his support for drones and the targeted killings of u.s. citizens. >> people that were standing up here today, i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government and the care we take, and the agony we go through to make sure we do not have any collateral injuries or deaths. >> 8 codepink protesters are arrested. we will speak with the group's founder who after returning from pakistan to protest drones, personally went to the house of john brennan, not on the door. he invited her in. we will find out what they talked about. you also speak with jeremy scahill, author of the forthcoming book and movied andirty wars," and melvin goodman, author of, "national insecurity: the cost of american militarism." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. john brennan, president of and is picked to head the cia, defended the administration's controversial counterterrorism policies during his senate co
obama to permanently reject the keystone xl tar sands pipeline. we'll hear from obama's former green czar van jones, canadian indigenous leader chief jackie thomas and bill mckibben of and then to actor, singer and activist harry belafonte. >> americans are the most unemployed, the most courted in the unjust systems of justice. the gun game, they're the most hunted. the rivers of blood that washed the streets of our nation flew mostly from the bodies of our black children. >> harry belafonte receives the spingarn medal, the naacp's highest achievement. he was introduced at friday's award ceremony by newark mayor cory booker, the man who could become new jersey's next senator. >> one who stands and calls the conscience of this community that we have problems that are deep, we have challenges that are high, we have to understand that the urgency of our path is so here with us in the present -- past is still here with us in the present critic rex he spoke with us after was announced franklyn burke would not the boss frank lautenberg would not seek reelection. all of that and mo
obama announces a new bipartisan commission to fix the nation's broken voting system. we will speak with ben jealous. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. senate republicans have blocked the nomination of senator chuck hagel to become the next secretary of defense in a move blasted by democrats. republicans said they want more information first from the white house about events surrounding the fatal attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya last september. this is republican senator john cornyn of texas. >> the majority leader knows full well the reason why the debate -- closing off debate was denied was because a reasonable request been made on the site for additional information. i hope and trust it will be provided here in the next few days. and when we come back from the recess, we will have another vote and another opportunity for senators to express themselves. but this is not any attempt to kill this nomination. this is not a filibuster. >> democrats are vowing to revive hagel's nomin
-old girl struck by random gunfire just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton had recently returned from washington, where she performed with her school marching band during the inaugural festivities. she was laid to rest saturday at a funeral attended by first lady michelle obama. police said the suspects are 18 and 20-year-old members of a street gang who opened fire at who they mistakenly thought were gang rivals. the white house meanwhile has announced hadiya pendleton's parents will be among president obama's guests tonight at the state of the union. the chicago home of the obamas is about a mile from where hadiya was killed. the pendletons will be joined by a number of other guests touched by gun violence. at least 24 democratic congressmembers are bringing victims of gun violence and their families. one republican guest is trying attention, ted nugent. he is attending with texas congress member steve stockman. the secret service investigated him for making threatening comments about president obama last year. a gunman killed two women at a dela
to deny the existence of the obama administration's targeted killing program overseas. gibbs made the disclosure during an appearance on msnbc. >> when i went to the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you are not even to acknowledge the drone program. you're not to discuss it exists. so i would get a question like that and literally, i could not tell you what major asks because once i heard was about the drone program, i could not talk about it. what is crazy about that proposition, you are being asked a question based on reporting of a program that exists. >> the former white house press secretary robert gibbs speaking on msnbc. congress is expected to take up a number of key gun control proposals later this week. the senate judiciary committee could vote as early as thursday on a number of measures, including a ban on military- style assault weapons and a proposal to make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time. other proposals under consideration include background checks for gun buyers and harsher penalties for purchasing
the strikes. the news comes as the obama administration continues to stonewall members of congress on fully releasing the justice department memos explaining the legal rationale for targeted killings overseas. the white house agreed to a least partially disclose the memos earlier this month after a senate uproar amid the conformation hearings for cia nominee john brennan. but the new york times reports the administration has adopted a strategy of continuing to deny senators full access while simultaneously negotiating with republicans to reveal more information on the deadly u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the strategy appears focused on ensuring the white house has enough votes for brennan's's confirmation what continuing to keep details of its assassination program under wraps. the pentagon has notified its 800,000 civilian employees of likely furloughs should automatic spending cuts kick in at the end of the month. the military will lose $46 billion in funding unless president obama and congressional republicans can resolve their latest budget standoff by march 1st. in a speech at the
so far. president obama spec for defense secretary chuck hagel faced a torrent of questions and criticism over his foreign policy stance thursday during his senate confirmation hearing. he has seen opposition from within his own republican party for failing to adequately back the party line on israel and iran. hegel was attacked during the hearing for earlier comments that were perceived as critical of israel. this is south carolina senator lindsey graham. >> you said the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people. senator.itand israelis i cannot think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or congress and which you said. do you agree with me you should not have said something like that? >> yes, i've already said that. >> he also faced a grilling from longtime friend and senate colleague arizona senator john mccain over his views on iraq war. >> were you correct or incorrect when he said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or
been restricted in giving before. >> the new york times is reporting the obama administration may revisit the possibility of arming syrian rebels after obama initially rejected the idea last fall. syrian refugees fleeing conflict are continuing to flood into neighboring countries at a rate of thousands per day. a jordanian border official said monday nearly 90,000 syrians have crossed into jordan since the beginning of the year. one of those refugees decried the conditions in her home country. >> our homes are all destroyed. we have nothing. if bashar al-assad once our country, let him have it. we came here after running between homes, trying to avoid the fire that rained down on us. if it were not for the free syrian army protecting us, we would have died. god help us. >> in the u.s., georgia is set to put a man did that tonight despite consensus among medical specialists is mentally disabled. warren hill was sentenced to die 1991 for killing a fellow prisoner. all three doctors who originally said hill did not be the legal definition of mental retarded have since reversed their
the political implications of president obama's decision on whether to approve the pipeline. fair wrote -- the former owner of a georgia peanut company and several of its employees have been indicted on felony charges over a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 in 2009. federal prosecutors said the peanut corp. of america knowingly shipped contaminated peanut products around the country, sparking one of the deadly salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. honor stewart parnell and three others are accused of misleading customers after lab tests found salmonella in their products. after being informed containers of peanut meal were covered in rat feces and dust, parnell reportedly wrote "clean them all and shipped them." a new study has found one third of all seafood samples taken across the u.s. are fraudulently labeled. in some places, roughly half the samples were found to be a different type of fish than customers thought they were buying according to the group oceana, which tested more than 1200 seafood samples. certain types of fish were more commonly
. president obama held a public event with a group of firefighters and police officers tuesday to pressure republicans on the upcoming round of automatic budget cuts under the sequester. obama wants republicans to end tax breaks mostly for the wealthy to avoid the $85 billion in spending cuts set to take effect march 1st under a previous budget deal. in his remarks, obama said the cuts will cause major economic damage. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. there will hurt our economy and add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. now republicans face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise to protect a vital investments in education and health care and national security and all the jobs that depend on them, or with a rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? >> an analysis from the economic group macro economic advisers warned on tuesday the sequester will slow economic growth by more than half a per
consists of both the u.s. presence plus nato contributions. >> the obama administration has increased u.s. military deployment in the african country of niger to at least 100 soldiers. obama told congress on friday the troops would be deployed under a mission of intelligence sharing with french soldiers in neighboring mali. but pentagon officials have confirmed the troops will help set up a previously reported u.s. airbase. the base will be used to fly drones for surveillance and potentially for missile strikes. outrage over israel's imprisonment of thousands of palestinians is growing after the death of a prisoner in israeli custody. these are the government claims the prisoner, arafat jaradat, died of a heart attack. but no signs of heart failure were found during the autopsy, and a palestinian doctor who examined his body says he saw visible signs of torture. arafat jaradat was arrested in the occupied west bank last week for throwing rocks at israeli settlers. at a news conference in ramallah, the palestinian authority minister for prisoner affairs said israel is responsible for ara
a day after nbc news published a secret justice department memo outlining the obama administration's legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas even when there is no intelligence indicating the targeted individual is engaged in an active plot to attack the u.s. on tuesday, white house press secretary jay carney was asked about the assassination program. this is part of his response. >> we have a knowledge united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft for strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists in order to prevent attacks on the nine states and seven american lives. we did that those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats to stop future tax and save american lives. the strikes are legal, ethical, and wise. u.s. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al qaeda terrorist to ensure precision and to avoid loss of innocent life. >> indonesia, a leading member of the opposition movement has been shot dead in front of his own home. chokri belaid was an outspoken critic of the islamist-led government who criticize
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has granted itself the right to launch a pre-emptive strike on foreign targets. cyber attacks would be carried out, should the what has been the necessary, to prevent an imminent and dangerous attack from abroad. the authorization was part of a pending set of rules for cyber warfare. it would fall under the operations of the pentagon's recently created cyber command. computer systems during the olympic games disabled systems in iran. the measure would allow church and religious groups to exclude birth control from the insurance they provide employees. a separate insurance company would then provide birth control coverage. insurance companies would pay higher fees for access to the new customers. aral said that, nra a this would make universal contraceptive a reality. the dead included 10 civilians when rockets struck their nearby home. the pakistan taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it revenge for a recent u.s. drone strike. the violence comes after a monthly record for u.s. drone strikes inside pakista
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